Plant Varieties for Commercial Landscaping

This post is the first in a series where our commercial landscaping and grounds maintenance team take a look at certain plant varieties that suit a commercial setting.

by Rob Thomson

Commercial Landscaping

Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Tricolor’ is a great variety to use in commercial landscaping and at home. The tri-colour is a variegated, compacted form of the common star jasmine.

An attractive plant, it is used as a ground cover or in pots and containers. This variety is generally chosen for its colourful foliage as it rarely flowers and is a popular plant choice in commercial landscaping, such as schools, hospitals and aged care facilities.  We recommend using this variety as it’s hardy and doesn’t require a great deal of maintenance to keep it looking its best.

Where to plant it: prefers partial shade, but will tolerate full sun
Soil: moist with good drainage
Height: less than 40 cms
Drought Tolerant: yes
Salt Tolerant: yes


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  1. Could you please let me know what kind of trees line the drive into Villawood? (Armstrong) ? They look like a kind of angophera. Beautiful bark and very vigorous. Don’t look like spotted gums. Thanks

    1. Hi Moira,

      The trees through the central median along Armstrong blvd entry are a Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia Tuscarora).

      Thanks, Kim @ Programmed

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